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Half of online traffic in 2024 generated by bots, report finds
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Bad bots accounted for nearly half of all global internet traffic in 2024, hitting their highest ever level since monitoring began in 2013, warns cybersecurity leader Imperva.
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Bridgewise secures $21m Series A funding led by SIX Group
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AI-backed financial intelligence platform, Bridgewise, secures $21m from its series A funding round led by SIX Group to fuel its global reach in securities analytics.
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Keepit expands Swiss footprint with two new data centres
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Keepit has launched two new data centres in Switzerland, offering secure, addressing the surging demand for Backup-as-a-Service and data recovery.
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AI-based cyber threats amongst top concerns for C-suite
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30% of C-level executives consider AI-led cyber threats their top concern, prompting an uptick in cybersecurity hiring and investment in preventative measures.
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Paysend expands services with amplified Currencycloud partnership
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Fintech firms Paysend and Currencycloud expand partnership, aiming to extend Paysend's global services and boost its foreign exchange capabilities, potentially benefiting customers worldwide.
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Singapore leads global shift towards international online shopping
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Over half the global consumers expect to increase their international online shopping by 2024, with a focus on flexible payment and shipping options, according to a report by Airwallex.
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Sendle expands global network in boost for Australian SMBs
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In response to escalating global demand, Sendle, a popular small business courier service, expands its international shipping network by 40%, adding over 800 new pick-up locations across Australia.
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EU pioneers global regulation of artificial intelligence sector
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The EU inaugurates the global first AI Act aiming to mitigate potential risks of AI technologies and establish a human-centric regulatory framework, prompting other regions to catch up.
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IWD 2024: The lessons I’ve learned from a life on the move
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Mexican-born tech exec Brenda Lazcano shares her journey from Mexico to Australia, valuing diversity and promoting inclusion in the tech industry.
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IWD 2024: From top to bottom rung: The secret to success is inclusion & diversity
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Ahead of IWD 2024, the tech and fintech industries grapple with serious diversity issues despite women making up 42% of the workforce; inclusion and diversity could be the path to success.
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IWD 2024: The Tech Disparity: Why Female Founders Receive Less Venture Capital Funding
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Despite advances towards gender equality, female entrepreneurs worldwide, especially in Australia, continue to grapple with stark funding disparities, receiving notably less venture capital.
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Kaseya extends successful TruPeer growth programme to Australia
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US tech firm Kaseya is extending its successful TruPeer growth programme to Australian Managed Service Providers, aiming to bolster customer growth and recurring revenue.
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Tech trio Carbonix, RIEGL & Phase One revolutionise aerial surveying
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Leaders in drone technology, Carbonix, teamed with RIEGL and Phase One, to revolutionise aerial surveying and geospatial data acquisition, paving the way for efficient large-scale 3D terrain mapping.
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Gender gap narrows in tech sectors across UK, EU & US
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The gender gap in tech sectors has seen a significant decrease over the past four years, according to a Financial Times report.
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Pimberly secures additional £4m funding for US & European expansion
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Pimberly, the UK-based PIM and DAM software provider, has secured an additional £4m ($5m) for expansion into US and European markets, raising its total funding to over £14m ($17.8m).
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Basware unveils global expansion plans after bookings surge by 52%
Thu, 22nd Feb 2024
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Following a 52% surge in bookings, global AP automation leader Basware reveals expansive growth strategy, with a firm focus on AI innovation, customer growth, and fraud prevention.
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AI adoption in telecoms sector surges, says Cavell report
Thu, 15th Feb 2024
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Research shows AI adoption surging in the telecoms sector, with 58% of UK, US, and European telecom buyers intending to incorporate AI into their products.
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Salus Ventures reaches $40m target with QIC investment boost
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Salus Ventures, an Australian seed-stage venture capital fund, has surpassed its $40m target, powered by a robust investment from Queensland Investment Corporation (QIC).
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China's hacking accusations against West lack substantial proof, says SentinelOne
Wed, 14th Feb 2024
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SentinelOne's investigation refutes China's allegations of Western hacking, highlighting a lack of substantial proof and noting China's use of recycled details from leaked US documents.
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Rob Phillpot appointed strategic advisor at HammerTech
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Rob Phillpot, co-founder of construction software giant Aconex, joins Melbourne-based firm HammerTech as strategic advisor, boosting the company's global expansion plans into an industry ripe for technological investment.
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State Street Corporation expands Fund Connect ETF portal globally
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State Street Corporation is set to go global with its Fund Connect ETF portal due to soaring demand, primarily from Europe and the APAC region, increasing automation's efficiency and reducing risk.
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Equinix expands renewable energy commitment with PPA
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Equinix extends its commitment to generating over 1GW of clean energy globally, by executing a new Power Purchase Agreement in Australia.
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Cybermindz launches CISOSupport for mental health of cybersecurity chiefs
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Cybermindz.org has unveiled CISOSupport, an innovative initiative aimed at tackling the high rate of job burnout among cybersecurity leaders by providing tailored mental health support.
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Synergy Logistics partners with Techdinamics to boost warehouse tech efficiency
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Synergy Logistics partners with Techdinamics to provide fully integrated rate shopping and freight management solutions, improving order processing speed and accuracy while cutting operational costs.